2016 Summer Olympics

Swimmers hit world body FINA with California antitrust case

Three Olympic and world champion swimmers have filed an antitrust suit in California challenging governing body FINA's control of organizing competitions.

The legal challenge is the latest faced by Olympic bodies from athletes seeking greater prize money and more say in running their sport.

It was filed Friday on behalf of Hungary's Katinka Hosszu and the United States' Tom Shields and Michael Andrew and follows Switzerland-based FINA shutting down an independent meet in Italy with threats to ban competitors.

The planned event in Turin this month involved organizers of a proposed International Swimming League (ISL), which aims to operate outside FINA's control and pay...